Spicy Tomato Soup

Hello, gorgeous.

Hey sexy.

Whatchya doin’ you hottie chicken?

I’m trying really hard to not talk to my bowl of soup, but it’s been a largely unsuccessful venture.

It’s sooooo pretttty.

And it tastes even better than you could ever imagine. Even if you imagined licking it off of Edward Cullen’s sparkly chest. Which, by the way, is soooo 2009. So, get over it.

Hewo babycakes. Lil’ smoochy poochy soup.

Yep. See. I’m hopeless.


Spicy Tomato Soup


2 tablespoons Earth Balance buttery spread
1/2 vidalia onion
1 large clove garlic
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1 /2 tablespoons Chili Garlic Sauce
1 teaspoon salt
28 ounces diced tomatoes
1/2 cup coconut milk
3 tablespoons fresh-chopped basil
1 tablespoons fresh-chopped cilantro


In a large pot, heat the Earth Balance (or butter or olive oil will work, too) over medium-high heat then add the onion and garlic. Cook until softened. Add the the brown sugar and cook for another 30 seconds or so. Toss in the Chili Garlic Sauce (add more if you want it super spicy), salt and tomatoes. Heat until very hot, then transfer to a blender and blend until smooth with the coconut milk. Add the basil and cilantro and blend just enough for the leaves to be chopped and mixed into the soup but not pureed completely.

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18 Responses to “Spicy Tomato Soup”

  1. 1

    Bev Weidner on November 11, 2011 at 2:55 pm Reply

    2009 YOUR FACE. He AND HIS CHEST are my boyfriend.

    And so is this soup, as of this second.

    • Brooke replied: — November 14th, 2011 @ 12:29 am

      I’ll fight you. Nekkid. In Jell-O.

      Prepare to be whopped on. I called his chest like five years ago.

  2. 2

    Skye on November 11, 2011 at 3:28 pm Reply

    YUMMM this looks so good, I can’t wait to try it- and I love that it’s vegan! :)

    • Brooke replied: — November 14th, 2011 @ 12:28 am

      I know, right? We could all use more vegan in our everydays!

  3. 3

    Cookbook Queen on November 11, 2011 at 3:52 pm Reply

    Um…so…when you were talking all that sexy talk, I thought you were speaking to me. Turns out, you were talking to the soup.


    Tomato soup is my favorite, and I love that you gave it a spicy kick. Yummy!!

    • Brooke replied: — November 14th, 2011 @ 12:28 am

      Heaven’s no! I was T.O.T.E.ally talking to YOU.


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    Nicole Rogers on November 11, 2011 at 4:46 pm Reply

    This soup looks GREAT! What is the white swirl that you garnish with? Is it the coconut milk??? Thanks!

    • Brooke replied: — November 14th, 2011 @ 12:27 am

      Yes, it’s just a bit of coconut milk. There will be plenty leftover because you don’t use a whole can in this recipe! Happy swirling!

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    Kalyn on November 11, 2011 at 7:15 pm Reply

    Well of course it’s good, there’s chili-garlic sauce!

    • Brooke replied: — November 14th, 2011 @ 12:27 am

      Can I get an A-men?!

  6. 6

    Katrina on November 12, 2011 at 6:17 am Reply

    This sounds so wicked-awesome! Love this soup.

    • Brooke replied: — November 14th, 2011 @ 12:26 am

      It really it. Evil wicked. And awesome.

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  8. 7

    MikeVFMk on November 18, 2011 at 5:45 pm Reply

    That’s some mighty fine soup. And I should know, I have a bit of an addictive to soup. Looks lovely too!

  9. 8

    Theresa Gray on February 5, 2012 at 12:35 am Reply

    Hi Brooke,

    After searching the net for hours, this looked like the best recipe. But. I have a question. If I wanted to make this in bulk and freeze, when would you suggest freezing? Before blending and adding the coconut milk?

    Also, what ratio chilli-to-garlic is that Chilli Garlic Suace? I’m from little old New Zealand, and don’t have that one for sale, so if I could find one similar…

    So can’t wait to try it, I’m doing the breadsticks too!

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    anju on May 21, 2012 at 7:44 pm Reply

    When ever I make tomato soup, it turns out to be orangish in color. it is never thT bright pretty red color. How do I make that happen?

    Loved your blog and recipes and your About you page.

    Pls help me with the soup:)

  11. 10

    Forest on July 2, 2012 at 3:31 pm Reply

    Looks great! Though how many servings does this recipe make?

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    Christian Friborg on November 20, 2012 at 10:47 pm Reply

    Best to eat during the rainy season. Spicy food entices me to indulge in a sinful eating!

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